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Blue Angel adds three new product categories

Germany's Blue Angel ecolabelling scheme, Europe's largest, has launched criteria for three new product groups: flexible floor coverings, mattresses and electrical heat pumps. According to the scheme, products in all three categories must emit only traces of organic substances to qualify. Flexible floor coverings cannot contain any softeners, nor halogenated substances such as flame retardants. Electrical heat pumps must have high energy efficiency, measured according to their total equivalent warming impact, or Tewi. See press release.

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